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Derek Walmsley

Derek Walmsley is the editor of the Wire. He played keyboard with Southall Riot.

Digital Piracy

Derek Walmsley, 7 January 2016

Belt buckles​ are a big deal in the American South. There are buckles embossed with names, or birds, or playing cards; you can even get programmable LCD belt buckles that display whatever message you like. A sturdy buckle looks good even after a hard day’s work, so if you’re doing physical labour, it’s a handy way of catching someone’s eye. For rappers who wear their...

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